Thread: Idle Question
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by sledneckforlife View Post
I have a 2001 Ram with the v10 and 78k on the clock. When I start it in the morning it takes about 5 minutes for the idle to come down from 1500 rpm. Is this normal? I am not familiar with the v10 so any info will be appreciated. Thank you, Brad.
Few things you might do to help, one is clean your throttle body and the IAC. Secondly replace the PCV valve and if their is a breather filter replace that also. Then just do a seafoam oil treatment, I like to do one once in a while just to keep the galley in the crankshaft clean and keep the pump clean. Just get some seamfoam and put about 4 Oz in the oil maybe 250 miles before your next oil change.

Most likely just cleaning the TB will do it, but I do notice on many cars and trucks even those not chrysler if you have a oil clogged PCV then it will mess the idle a little because of the vacuum.
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